Engineering student wins first place at EQ competition

Engineering student wins first place at EQ competition

Drew Patel A Mizzou Engineering student won first place at the University of Missouri System’s annual Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) Student Accelerator pitch competition last week. Drew Patel, a sophomore computer science major from Springfield, Missouri, hopes to use the award to help launch his startup business, Pollinate, in the coming months. Pollinate aims to improve [...]
Mizzou Engineering student earns scholarship

Mizzou Engineering student earns scholarship

A Mizzou Engineering student was among eight students awarded scholarships from Campus Dining Services this week. Shaoyi Zong, who is earning a master’s in computer science, received a $1,000 scholarship for the fall 2020 semester. The scholarships recognize student employees for length of service, leadership, grade point average, extracurricular activities and honors. Zong works at [...]
Those with chronic illnesses look to web for support during crisis

Those with chronic illnesses look to web for support during crisis

Sean Goggins Roughly 150 million U.S. citizens with chronic illnesses turn to online support communities for assistance — a number likely to grow as COVID-19 forces high-risk individuals to stay home. But not all online health forums are created equal, one expert from Mizzou Engineering warns. “More people are going to be relying on online [...]
Students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Five Mizzou Engineering students and alumni were recently selected to receive National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding work in STEM fields. According to the NSF, Fellows are expected to become globally engaged experts and leaders who can contribute to research, education and innovations in science and engineering. “These students have demonstrated [...]
MU Student Team Advances to World Finals

MU Student Team Advances to World Finals

A team of graduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has advanced to the world finals in Microsoft’s 2020 Imagine Cup. Mizzou Engineering students Caleb Heinzman, Kolton Speer and Imad Toubal, along with Ashlyn O’Hara, a senior majoring in data journalism, developed the Deeptector.io website, which uses artificial intelligence to predict […]

Computer science alumnus finalist for Mark Twain Fellowship

Computer science alumnus finalist for Mark Twain Fellowship

Mizzou Engineering alumni Luke Guerdan is a finalist for the 2020 Mark Twain Fellowship. The MU-sponsored fellowship supports Mizzou alumni pursuing graduate study abroad. The recipient is granted significant financial support for his or her studies. Guerdan, who earned degrees in computer science and psychology at MU, plans to pursue a master’s degree at Cambridge […]

MU Students Develop Tool to Fight Fakery

MU Students Develop Tool to Fight Fakery

Imagine watching a video from a presidential candidate on your favorite political blog, only to find out later that the candidate not only disavows the video but claims she never made the video in the first place. These so-called “deepfake videos,” which use fabricated photos and audio, are among the biggest challenges facing the news […]

Engineering Scholar to Continue Studies

Engineering Scholar to Continue Studies

Recent Mizzou Engineering graduate Luke Guerdan liked to stay busy when he was a student studying computer science and psychology, with a minor in mathematics.  As a student, Guerdan served as president of the Mizzou Computing Association, was a Fellowships Office ambassador, and helped fellow students as a mentor with the Peer Undergraduate Mentoring Program. […]

College Sends Seven Students to Grace Hopper Celebration

College Sends Seven Students to Grace Hopper Celebration

The College of Engineering sent seven computer science and information technology students to the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration, which is the largest gathering of female technologists in the world. The conference had over 28,000 attendees and was held Oct. 1 to Oct. 4 in Orlando, Florida. The seven students, Omiya Hassan, Carter Landis, Sophie Nedelco, […]

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